29 Aug Plus500 Brumbies Sign Exciting Prodigy Kuenzle
The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to welcome Bayley Kuenzle to the club after the exciting flyhalf/centre signed a two-year contract with the club to be part of the Wider Training Squad in 2019.
Kuenzle, who was part of the junior Wallabies squad that played in the World U20 Championships in France earlier this year, represented NSW Schools in 2016 where a series of outstanding performances earned him a call-up to the Australian Schools Barbarians squad.
Promoted to NSW U20 team, and selected for the Junior Wallabies World Cup campaign, Kuenzle impressed in France with his direct running and playmaking skills to the fore bringing him a try against Italy as the team eventually finished the tournament tin fifth place.
“I am very excited about the prospect of joining up with the Brumbies ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season,” Kuenzle said of his addition to the Brumbies Wider Training Squad.
“The Brumbies are a quality rugby team and play an exciting, fast-paced style of game which I believe will suit my own playing style. They are a young and talented group in Canberra and I am looking forward to joining up.
“I expect to learn a lot off the coaching staff at the club, and from the experienced players that the team has. I have heard good things about the culture and the Brumbies family and am looking forward continuing my development as a player.”
Plus500 Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar was enthusiastic about the signing of the talented playmaker ahead of the club’s 2019 Super Rugby season with Kuenzle joining the Brumbies at the end of the national Rugby Championship.
“Bayley is an Australia under-20s player and has played first grade for Souths in the Shute Shield in Sydney,” McKellar said of the new signing.
“He’s got a good size for the position, and a temperament that fits as well. He can run, can organise, and just has an excellent all-round skill set. Bayley has shown that he can direct things on the park. He doesn’t get overexcited and is never flustered.
“He runs nice and square to the line and is direct and, when he does run, he’s very good at it. He’s another young player who has an opportunity to forge a career with us. “
You can sign up for the Brumbies 2019 season, just like Bayley, by purchasing a Plus500 Brumbies Membership. Full details available at the Brumbies website on www.brumbies.com.au.